Shepherd Lab & Tours
The first two floors of Shepherd are the home to the Minnesota Robotics Institute. Below are several cutting-edge labs and spaces available to those involved in robotics and sensing research. Whether you're an educator looking to show your student cutting-edge robotics or an industry professional, we want to show you what Shepherd Laboratories offers.
Whether you're an educator looking to show your students cutting-edge robotics, or an industry professional, schedule your tour below.
Distributed Robotics Laboratory (Shepherd Labs 246, 256, 270)
- Lead MnRI Researcher: Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
- Main Research Areas: robotics, distributed robotics, sensors for transportation applications, computer vision, control systems, sensor networks, computer engineering, computer integrated manufacturing
Gini Next Generation Robot Laboratory (Shepherd Labs 160)
- Lead MnRI Researcher: Dr. Maria Gini
- Main Research Areas: robotics, distributed robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning
Interactive Robotics and Vision (IRV) Laboratory (Shepherd Labs 150)
- Lead MnRI Researcher: Dr. Junaed Sattar
- Main Research Areas: robotics, underwater robotics, human-robot collaboration, robot vision, application of robotics in healthcare, and assisted and autonomous driving
Robotic Sensor Networks (RSN) Laboratory (Shepherd Labs 130)
- Lead MnRI Research: Dr. Volkan Isler
- Main Research Areas: robotics, perception, agricultural robotics, and sensing, automation, communication, actuation
Drone Laboratory (Shepherd Labs 164)
- This two-story laboratory and meeting space includes netting and enough space to test flying drones. Our researchers can flight test their research year-round in the Drone Lab.